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Crofting Commission announces Archie MacNab as new East Highlands commissioner

By Gregor White

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Archie MacNab.
Archie MacNab.

The Crofting Commission announced a new elected commissioner for the East Highlands constituency.

Archie MacNab’s appointment will run until 2022 and follows the recent resignation of Rod MacKenzie.

Born and raised on Islay, Mr MacNab studied at Aberdeen University, graduating with an honours degree in agricultural economics.

After 33 years as an officer in the Crofters/Crofting Commission and the Department of Agriculture, he is now based full-time on his croft in Ross-shire.

Mr MacNab says that his intimate knowledge of the issues facing crofters will support him in the role.

“Through my various roles within the Department of Agriculture and the commission, I have gained an in-depth understanding of the requirements for crofting, and constraints associated with an organisation operating within specific legislation," he said.

“I look forward to playing a valuable role in securing the future of crofting in Scotland.”

Commission convener Malcolm Mathieson said: “Archie’s wealth of experience, particularly dealing with complex legislative and statutory frameworks and grassroots connection in crofting communities, will be of great value to the Crofting Commission.

"I look forward to working with Archie to promote the interests of crofting in Scotland."

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